iC2-ARC In-Ceiling Speaker

Single Unit

$329.99 $274.99
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The iC2-ARC is a modern, 3rd generation high-end in-ceiling speaker utilizing a number of unique technologies that work together to deliver an audio performance well beyond your expectations. Sold as single units rather than speaker pairs, iC2-ARC in-ceiling speakers can ideally be used for multi-room audio, as home theater speakers for any channel, in office commercial venues or anywhere you want affordable high-end sound hidden from view. Weather and moisture resistant materials make the iC2-ARC suitable for outdoor eventss, covered patios, and master bathrooms as well. The iC2-ARC features a beautiful, redesigned micro-perforated, bezel-less grill that attaches magnetically and reduces the installed footprint by almost 10% over its predecessor.

The iC2-ARC ceiling speaker technologies include NHT’s proprietary 3-tweeter array to deliver the widest, sound field currently available in any ceiling mount speaker. The 3-tweeter array is nested in the center of a long-throw 6.5” polypropylene woofer. These components are then assembled into the remarkable new Anti-Resonant Casting or ARC “monocoque” chassis and 3-tweeter array sub-assembly to provide unprecedented strength and a lifetime of durability while acoustically reducing frame vibrations – “distortions” - to inaudible levels. Just before we install the speaker components, a smooth rubberized paint finish process is applied to the chassis that works together with ARC to help reduce surface vibrations that can blur the sound. The iC2-ARC is also an integrated, serviceable design and features a bezel-less grill/frame design (no exposed frame lip or wide trim ring around the grill) and the beautiful micro-perforated grill attaches and centers itself magnetically. Simply said, with over 25 years of acoustic design under our belt, the iC2-ARC is simply NHT’s best mid-size ceiling mount speaker to date.

For new construction (exposed ceilings joists), be sure to use the companion iCB6 pre-construction bracket that IS NOT used for retrofit application (existing structures).

System type
In Ceiling Speaker

2-way infinite baffle with patented three tweeter array

Woofer – 1 x 6.5" long throw aluminum cone
Tweeter – 3 x 1” soft dome tweeters

Chassis Material
ARC© - Anti-resonant casting

Matte White (paintable)

Recommended Power
10W/ch minimum, 100W/ch maximum

Frequency Response
63Hz - 20kHz

2.2kHz, 18dB/octave HP, 6dB/octave LP

86dB (2.83V at 1M)

8 ohms nominal, 5.7 ohms minimum

2 each professional grade, gold plated spring posts

Product Dimensions
Cutout Dimensions – 8.375" dia.
Bezel Dimensions – 9.44" dia.
Depth - 4 13/16"

Weight | Shipping Weight
4.8 lbs./2.2 kg | 6.2 lbs/2.8 kg

Packaged and Sold Individually

Tulsa C.

Craftsmanship in ceiling speakers

iC2-ARC In-Ceiling Speaker

This is a quality ceiling speaker choice. We didn't end up getting a dedicated subwoofer because a few of these on their own pack enough kick. My family is loving the new installation for our Monday movie night and taco Tuesday salsa music.

Claire B.

Such Good Quality

iC2-ARC In-Ceiling Speaker

These speakers have stood the test of time.  I recommend them to everyone as they produce quality sound for years.


bastien f.

long lasting equipment and great performances

iC2-ARC In-Ceiling Speaker

works well for me, i own them for several years now. great performances overall.

Steve S.

Wish they still had these

iC2-ARC In-Ceiling Speaker

I had this speaker years ago and loved it - it's a solid choice! 


Heath H.

Upgrade Me to the iC2's!

iC2-ARC In-Ceiling Speaker

After hearing the iC2's in thier Great Room, My client has decided to upgrade every speaker in his whole house. They love them that much! Excellent performance. Couldn't be happier with NHT. Our distributed audio speakers of choice!